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Sea lions stranded

A lone sea lion on a busy Monterey Bay beach is in serious, and potentially dangerous, trouble. It’s also a sad sight. When they’re sick, malnourished or injured, sea lions will haul out onto land to rest, recouperate or… Read More

Breakwater spring melee

See my new post on the fence blocking the view of the cormorants at Breakwater blues. Now is the time when California sea lions and Brandt’s cormorants battle for control of the Monterey Breakwater. The breakwater is a… Read More

Elephant seal portraits 2: Females and pups

Winter brings elephant seals to the California coast — massive bellicose males and weary pregnant-plump females that deliver baggy newborns. Their annual ritual along remote beaches and among sand dunes starting in December includes battling, birthing, mating and,… Read More

Elephant seal portraits 1: Males

Winter brings elephant seals to the California coast — massive bellicose males and weary pregnant-plump females that deliver baggy newborns. Their annual ritual along remote beaches and among sand dunes starting in December includes battling, birthing, mating and,… Read More

Pacific sea nettles have arrived…

Originally posted on The Helm Lab Blog:
Along with this awesome sea lion photobomb pic, a jellywatch.org user reports over 100 sea nettles in Monterey, California on Friday, saying: Sea nettles are back in the Monterey marina in large…